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Hoopfest tournament back for round 2

Hoopfest is back for the second straight year.

Glen Sanders, owner of the Shop, and William Price, with the Deep South Riders motorcycle group, are responsible for bringing back the event this year.

It will be a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln County.

“When I was a kid, Hoopfest was a big deal,” Sanders said. “The game of basketball is so important to me and I want to give kids the chance to compete and have fun.”

Hoopfest is a basketball tournament with several age groups for competing athletes so everyone can participate. The competition is open to boys and girls.

Age groups are 7-10, 11-14, 15-17 and 18+.

“It’s always a good time,” Sanders said. “We will be awarding trophies to the champions in each age group and giving away T-shirts to the people participating. We will also be giving away school supplies for those in need.”

It’s a $100 entry fee per team.

The event will take place July 29 on Whitworth Avenue in downtown Brookhaven. Registration forms are available at the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.

“This is our second annual event,” Price said. “We’re hoping to raise some money for the Boys & Girls Club. Glen and I just want to do something positive for the community and to give the kids something to do before school starts back.”

“I love watching my kids participating and interacting with their friends and with different people in the community. It’s going to be a good time,” Sanders said. “I hope we can continue to grow this event and get it back to how it used to be.”

For more information on the event, contact Sanders at 601-748-0489 or Price at 601-757-2439.